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HARWICH — There is a proposal in the works to restore oyster beds in the Herring River that could also serve to improve estuary's health. The oyster reef proposal would be a cooperative venture between the town's natural resources department and the conservation commission. Oysters have become a recognized source of filtration for the ability to process carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus at high rates, byprodu...

Selectmen Approve Regional Wastewater District Legislation

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The board of selectmen Monday night voted to approve draft special legislation allowing the establishment of a Dennis, Harwich and Yarmouth Clean Water Partnership, which could lead the three towns into an agreement to share a wastewater treatment plant located in Dennis. The special legislation seeks to lay down the groundwork for the powers, duties and liabilities of the partnership and establish t...

Selectmen Vote To Seek Winter Boat Storage Lease

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — The town will be weighing the interest of boatyards in leasing a section of Saquatucket Harbor parking lot to store deep-draft boats, including sailboats without dis-masting, over the winter. The issue of winter boat storage on town property has been contentious in recent years. Harbormaster John Rendon said he has had requests from a number of slipholders in Saquatucket Harbor to be able to store...

HARWICH – The Cape Tech Crusaders had the fire but lacked the unity needed to overcome the Tri-County Cougars on Saturday, falling in their home opener 21-6 as tensions rose on and off the field. Weather-wise it was a perfect afternoon for football, but not for the Crusaders, who struggled to make connections in game play and among teammates. The Cougars marched determinedly downfield en route to a first quart...

Monomoy No Match For Nauset Warriors In 45-8 Loss

By: Kat Szmit

EASTHAM – When the Monomoy Sharks traveled to Eastham last Friday night to face the Nauset Warriors there was a swirl of chatter about the potential outcome, but not many predicted the 45-8 drubbing the Div. 7 Sharks would suffer at the hands of their Div. 4 black-and-gold hosts. Bobby Joy scored three touchdowns in the outing, the first two seemingly in quick succession as Nauset finished the first quarter wi...

HARWICH – At Monomoy Regional High School, the All-Sports Booster Club does its best to support every athlete and each team, which means holding fundraisers that put the fun in raising much-needed money to benefit student athletes and the teams they play on. This fall supporters can tee off in the second annual Monomoy Golf Tournament at Cranberry Valley, a day of great golf for an even better cause. “It seems...

Paradox 2018 Takes The Stage At Cape Cod Theatre Company

By: Jennifer Sexton-Riley

Something unique and beautiful is coming to Harwich, and for lovers of dance it will be a must-see event. The Brewster-based Movimento Project will present Paradox 2018, a unique, site-specific contemporary dance concert featuring a collaboration between American, Canadian and Brazilian dancers, for six performances on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 21 through 30 at Cape Cod Theatre Company in Harwich. T...

BREWSTER – The Pan Mass Challenge Kids Rides have a new location and are looking for local youth to ride for a great cause: raising much-needed funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. On Sept. 30, kids aged 3 to 14 are invited to get riding in the 11 th Cape Cod PMC Kids Ride, this year being held at Stony Brook Elementary School in Brewster. Ride coordinator Kirsten Deering said the 2018 event will have ...

Locals Lace Up For Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — On Sunday, around a dozen local residents will be walking the 26.2-mile course of the Boston Marathon to raise money for cancer research and treatment. It’s the annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, and it will raise funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Taking part are seven Chatham residents: Emily and Isabelle Coughlin, Susan Hunter, Karen McPherson, Ashley and Corina Stearns, and Mel...

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 20

By: Tim Wood

Something Smells Fishy Editor: Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is held in the highest regard as one the most respected businesses on Cape Cod; principle-centered, socially responsible, philanthropic, and a leader in management solutions. The resort was recognized last year as “Business Leader of the Year,” does endless philanthropic work including major land conservation work in Harwich and beyond and, in f...

Our View: Ramp Up Shark Education

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Saturday's tragic death of 26-year-old Arthur Medici of Revere forces local officials to decide to continue to education the public about the dangers of sharks in our coastal waters or take a more drastic approach – whatever that may be. Medici was killed after being bitten by a great white shark off a Wellfleet beach, where he was boogie boarding with others. He wasn't doing anything unusual; the day before a...

Our View: Read A Banned Book

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

President Trump has famously said he doesn't have time to read books. Perhaps if John Kelly hid the TV remote, the president might have a couple of hours here and there to read a book. And we'd like to propose something really radical: that he read a banned book. Sept. 23 to 29 is Banned Books Week, which the American Library Association has been sponsoring since 1982. The event celebrates not just the freedom...

Jessica Georges of Brewster calls herself “a tree hugger,” and with the help of a micro-loan from the Lower Cape Outreach Council (LCOC) in Orleans, she has fulfilled her dream of starting a business that befits a conservationist. Growing up in Buffalo, N.Y., Georges became interested, at an early age, in the sustainability of the earth. Of late, she has been concerned about climate change and the health of th...

ORLEANS — The planning board voted last week to maintain a maximum of three recreational marijuana retail establishments in a proposed zoning bylaw amendment. Other options included four, which would be half of the number of liquor stores in town, or eight, the latter as recommended by the board of selectmen. “I'd like to see us walk before we run,” said member Tom Johnson, an adamant advocate of the lower n...

ORLEANS — For some, the town's ship of state is hung up on a sandbar, unable to sail through the planning and permitting necessary to dredge the Nauset Estuary and allow commercial and pleasure craft to navigate more easily between Town Cove and Nauset Inlet. “There IS an emergency in Nauset Marsh,” Charles Carlson wrote to selectmen Kevin Galligan and Mefford Runyon Sept. 3. “Yet, to the best of my knowledge,...

Fatal Shark Attack In Wellfleet

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

WELLFLEET - A young man has died after being attacked by a white shark just south of Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet Saturday. The attack reportedly happened around 12:30 p.m., and the man died despite the efforts of numerous beachgoers and rescue personnel.  The man, identified as 26-year-old Arthur Medici of Revere, was reportedly using a boogie board at the time of the attack.   Bystanders and rescuers...